Men didn't want there womens to work at the 1950s
The average gas price in 1957 was $.24
Fashion in the early 1950s involved fancy dresses for women, and sleek suits for men. Accessories included scarves, high heels, hats and ties for men.
Racism was horrific in the 1920s. By 1925 there were 1/2 a million members in the ku klux klan (a racist organisation) and lynchings were commonplace. Non-whites were not respected and segregation was still taking place. Asians were banned from entering the USA entirely.
The 1950's were a decade of an economic boom in the United States. People were moving out of the city and into suburban homes. Music of the 1950's ranged from country to early rock and roll.